Background Reading



Abram, David. “The Ecology of Magic” in The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World. 1st Vintage Books ed., Vintage Books, 1997, p.13-26.


Anderson, Brett. “Louisiana Loses Its Boot.” Medium. September 8, 2014.


Berry, Thomas. “The Wild and the Sacred,” in The Great Work: Our Way into the Future. 1st ed., Bell Tower, 1999, p. 48-55.


“Blue Acres Floodplain Acquisitions.” State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 24 July 2018,


Bukvic, Anamaria. “Attitudes toward relocation following Hurricane Sand: should we stay or should we go?Disasters. 41(1), 2017, p. 101-123


Byrne, J. Peter. “The Cathedral Engulfed: Sea-Level Rise, Property Rights, and Time. Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 73, 2012. p.69-118.


Chapin, F. Stuart and Erica Fernandez. “Proactive Ecology for the Anthropocene.Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene (2013), vol. 1, 2013, p. 1-3.


Cochrane, D.T., Tom Keefer, and Adrieene Telford. “Near Gale: Unsettling Practices.” The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea. Volume 1. Christine Shaw and Etienne Turpin, eds. K. Verlag, 2019. p. 211-232.


Cochrane, D.T. “Hurricanes, hog manure and the dire need for carbon pricing.” The Conversation. October 14, 2018.


Cowen, Deborah, and Susannah Bunce. “Debates and Developments. Competitive Cities and Secure Nations: Conflict and Convergence in Urban Waterfront Agendas after 9-11.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 30, no. 2, 2006, pp. 427–439.


Davis, Heather and Etienne Turpin. “Art & Death: Lives Between the Fifth Assessment & the Sixth Extinction.” Art in the Anthropocene. Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin, eds. London: Open Humanities Press, 2015, p. 3-30.


De Block, Greet and Vera Vicenzotti. “The effects of affect. A plea for distance between the human and non-human.” Journal of Landscape Architecture. Vol.2, 2018, p.60-69.


Del Tredici, P. “Brave New Ecology.Landscape Architecture, vol. 96, no. 2, 2006, p. 46-52.


Denizen, Seth. “Three Holes: In the Geological Present.” Architecture in the Anthropocene. Etienne Turpin, ed. Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press, 2013, p.29-46.


Easterling, Keller. “The Year in Weather.” ArtForum. December 2017. 56(4).


Easterling, Keller. “Sea-level rise and suburbia in reverse,” in Tidalectics: Imagining an Oceanic Worldview through Art and Science. Hessler, Stefanie, ed. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. MIT Press, 2018.


Elkin, Rosetta. “Beyond Restoration: Planting Coastal Infrastructure.” in Climate Change Adaptation in North America: Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt. W. Leal Filho and J.M. Keenan, eds. Springer International Publishing, 2017.


Elkin, Rosetta. Retreat Rebuild Essays from "Retreat Rebuild” Conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. April 2017.


Elkin, Rosetta and Anna Tsing. “The Politics of the Rhizosphere.Harvard Design Magazine, no. 45, Spring 2018, pp. 50–55.


Haraway, Donna Jeanne. “Camille Stories,” in Staying with the Trouble : Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Duke University Press, 2016, p. 134-168.


Lynch, Patrick and Jens Benohr. “Should Rivers Have Rights? A Growing Movement Says It’s About Time.” Yale Environment 360. August 14, 2018.


Mitchell, James K. “The Primacy of Partnership: Scoping a New National Disaster Recovery Policy.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 2006, 604 p.228-255.


“New Zealand River Legally Granted Same Rights as Humans.” Yale Environment 360. 2017.


Norgaard, Kari Marie. “Experiencing Global Warming: Troubling Events and Public Silence,” in Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2011.


Siders, Anne R. “Anatomy of a Buyout—New York Post-Superstorm Sandy.” 16th Annual Conference on Litigating Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations. Vermont Law School. 2013.


Smith, Neil. “There’s No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster.” Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, 11 June 2006,


Thrift, Nigel. “The insubstantial pageant: producing an untoward land.” Cultural Geographies. 19 (2), 2012. p. 141-168.


Titus, James. “Rolling Easements Primer.” Climate Ready Estuaries Program, Environmental Protection Agency. June 2011.


Turpin, Etienne. “The Beaufort Scale of Wind Force: This Land of Forces.The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea. Volume 1. Christine Shaw and Etienne Turpin, eds. K. Verlag, 2019. p.9-24.


Turpin, Etienne. “Who does the Earth Think It Is, Now? Architecture in the Anthropocene. Etienne Turpin, ed. Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press, 2013, p.3-10.


Turpin, Etienne and Springer, Anna-Sophie. Fantasies of the Library. Land & Animal & Nonanimal. Reverse Hallucinations in the ArchipelagoThe Word for World is Still ForestIntercalations 1-4. Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, 2017.


Williams, Terry Tempest. Finding Beauty in a Broken World. New York: Pantheon Books, 2008.

Williams, Terry Tempest. The Open Space of Democracy. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2010.